Best selling artists, albums and singles of all-time

1983 - Thriller

Albums Ranking – CSPC – Overall sales

This list is about the most successful albums of all time (understand “which have generated the most sales”). The figures are given in EAS (equivalent album sales).

Please keep in mind that some artists are missing, because their analysis has not been done yet. The complete list is available here. Sales figures reflect the value as collected at the time of the artist’s respective articles while streams are updated daily. Albums from unstudied artists which gained significant streams are listed but miss the sales component.

 

 

 

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1950s1950195119521953195419551956195719581959
1960s1960196119621963196419651966196719681969
1970s1970197119721973197419751976197719781979
1980s1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
1990s1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
2000s2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
2010s2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
2020s202020212022

In the following results table, all categories display figures in equivalent album sales. If different, pure sales are listed between parentheses.

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#CoverAlbumSales*StreamsTotal CSPC
Studio AlbumsOther LPsPhysical SinglesDigital SinglesEASDaily Increase
121Adele
21
30,380,000
(06/21/22)
2,851,00033,000
(110,000)
8,865,000
(59,100,000)
6,872,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 4,450
LD: 3,360
49,001,000
2ChristmasMichael Bublé
Christmas
11,600,000
(03/02/22)
1,384,0000
(0)
645,000
(4,300,000)
3,124,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 50
LD: 60
16,753,000
3UpOne Direction
Up All Night
6,250,000
(05/14/17)
2,745,00017,000
(57,000)
2,280,000
(15,200,000)
2,847,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,110
LD: 1,690
14,139,000
4BornLady Gaga
Born This Way
6,725,000
(12/22/20)
468,00087,000
(290,000)
4,224,000
(28,160,000)
1,658,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 960
LD: 1,260
13,162,000
5+Ed Sheeran
+ (Plus)
5,455,000
(10/29/21)
629,00019,000
(63,000)
2,411,000
(16,080,000)
3,813,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,040
LD: 920
12,327,000
6MyloColdplay
Mylo Xyloto
6,315,000
(06/07/21)
405,00016,000
(45,000)
2,561,000
(17,070,000)
2,322,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,010
LD: 1,070
11,618,000
7TalkRihanna
Talk That Talk
3,865,000
(06/02/21)
72,00023,000
(75,000)
4,016,000
(26,770,000)
2,711,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,280
LD: 1,430
10,687,000
8TakeDrake
Take Care
3,345,000
(07/02/21)
01,000
(1,000)
3,071,000
(20,470,000)
4,030,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 1,540
LD: 1,680
10,446,000
94Beyoncé
4
3,130,000
(05/02/18)
297,0003,000
(10,000)
3,018,000
(20,120,000)
2,868,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 940
LD: 1,110
9,316,000
10StrongerKelly Clarkson
Stronger
1,830,000
(05/23/18)
373,00012,000
(40,000)
2,574,000
(17,160,000)
870,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 340
LD: 410
5,659,000
11UnderJustin Bieber
Under The Mistletoe
2,755,000
(04/27/22)
014,000
(40,000)
711,000
(4,740,000)
1,345,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 70
LD: 70
4,825,000
12FemmeBritney Spears
Femme Fatale
1,680,000
(04/28/19)
116,0000
(0)
2,139,000
(14,260,000)
838,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 360
LD: 420
4,773,000
13Love?Jennifer Lopez
Love?
1,180,000
(06/24/18)
189,00018,000
(60,000)
1,848,000
(12,320,000)
1,422,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 660
LD: 140
4,657,000
14GoodbyeAvril Lavigne
Goodbye Lullaby
1,650,000
(02/10/18)
018,000
(60,000)
1,590,000
(10,600,000)
1,014,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 420
LD: 510
4,272,000
15NothingDavid Guetta
Nothing but the Beat (Ultimate Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
4,047,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
4,047,000
16Amy Winehouse
Lioness: Hidden Treasures
3,300,000
(07/19/19)
71,0000
(0)
167,000
(1,110,000)
466,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 170
4,004,000
17WastingFoo Fighters
Wasting Lights
2,525,000
(10/10/17)
200,0003,000
(10,000)
435,000
(2,900,000)
649,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 220
LD: 220
3,812,000
18WhenSelena Gomez & The Scene
When the Sun Goes Down
1,190,000
(03/22/21)
83,0003,000
(10,000)
1,074,000
(7,160,000)
1,230,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 960
LD: 870
3,580,000
19HereNickelback
Here and Now
2,250,000
(06/28/17)
118,0000
(0)
435,000
(2,900,000)
568,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 180
LD: 170
3,371,000
20HouseThe Weeknd
House Of Balloons
140,000
(09/26/20)
1,005,0000
(0)
485,000
(3,230,000)
1,512,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 600
LD: 670
3,142,000
21I'mRed Hot Chili Peppers
I'm with You
2,230,000
(03/29/18)
34,0003,000
(10,000)
251,000
(1,670,000)
462,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 160
LD: 150
2,980,000
22UnbrokenDemi Lovato
Unbroken
770,000
(10/09/18)
01,000
(3,000)
884,000
(5,890,000)
877,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 310
LD: 270
2,532,000
23TorchesFoster The People
Torches X (Deluxe Edition)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,448,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,448,000
24TheVarious Artists
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,364,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,364,000
25WatchJAY-Z
Watch The Throne (Deluxe)
0
(N/A)
00
(0)
0
(0)
2,145,000
(06/25/22)
Av.: 0
LD: 0
2,145,000
*Pure sales figures updated on date below studio album sales.
'Av.' stands for Average, 'LD' for Last Day.

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mcplaydate

where is cry baby on 2015’s top albums? he sold over 500k in pure sales only in usa

Denysanatol

Where is BTS ?

TomFlint341

Their biggest song, Dynamite is only at 6.87 million eas.

mcplaydate

please update melanie martinez and little mix sales

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